Wisconsin is home to some top-notch golf courses, each one a little bit different than the next. Wisconsinites like to take advantage of any opportunity to play and Wisconsin has plenty for them to choose from. Read on for an overview of Wisconsin’s best Golf Courses.
1 . Whistling Straits: Irish Course – Kohler-Wisconsin
Whistling Straits is Wisconsin’s only Wisconsin golf resort to offer Wisconsin golfers a seaside links-style Wisconsin course named the Wisconsin Irish Course. Whistling Straits Wisconsin Golf Resort was rated as Wisconsin’s Best Wisconsin Golf Destination by the Wisconsin Golf Writers Association in 2007 and featured in GOLF Magazine’s rankings of America’s Top 100 Resort Courses at 19th overall and 4th on a list of “The Most Forward-Thinking Facilities” published by the magazine. The Irish Course
2. Black Wolf Run in Kohler Wisconsin
Black Wolf Run was designed by noted course architect Pete Dye who is known as one of America’s finest architects of golf courses today keeping in mind any number of different factors when building new layouts including elevations changes, site lines, sightlines, wind conditions, and more. Black Wolf Run is located in Kohler Wisconsin and is a member of both the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program as well as the Wisconsin Woodlands Association.
Black Wolf Run features three sets of tees per hole and plays to 7,000 yards from the back. The Wisconsin landscape features deep valleys, rolling hills, and lush Wisconsin hardwood forests which all play into the design of Black Wolf Run. The Wisconsin River runs through the front nine with holes utilizing river bluffs on seven different holes where water comes into play. The rest of Black Wolf Run’s first 18 is designed around wetlands using extensive sand bunkers that run past each green adding an extra element to these beautiful courses.
3. Pinehurst Golf & CC in Sheboygan Wisconsin
Pinehurst Golf Course is Wisconsin’s oldest golf course having been built in 1900 and many Wisconsinites have memories of their grandparents talking about participating in Wisconsin golfing around the turn of the century. Pinehurst is located in Sheboygan Wisconsin which has a long history of Wisconsin golfers and Wisconsin courses.
Pinehurst was designed by noted course architect A.W. Tillinghast who also designed Baltusrol Golf Club, Philadelphia Country Club, Winged Foot Golf Club, The National Golf Links of America, Bethpage Black among others. The course will play to 7,000 yards for championship. 15 holes are routed through 227-year-old oak trees giving Pinehurst one of Wisconsin’s most beautiful settings with oaks throughout adding to its Wisconsin charm. Pinehurst’s Wisconsin golf course was renovated in 2010 and 2011 using the Wisconsin-based company Golf Wisconsin to update its Wisconsin golf course for Wisconsinites everywhere. Pinehurst is also a member of Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program, Wisconsin Woodlands Association, Wisconsin Trees Foundation, National Golf Course Landscape Alliance, and Wisconsin Golf Course Superintendents Association.
4. The Bull at Pinehurst Farms in Iron River Wisconsin
Bull at Pinehurst Farms has been named one of America’s Top 100 public courses by both Golf Digest and GOLF Magazine which helps to prove this as one of Wisconsin’s best places to play golf. The Bull at Pinehurst Farms is located in Iron River Wisconsin which is part of the great Northwoods recreation area just 25 miles from Wisconsin’s largest city of Green Bay Wisconsin.
The Bull at Pinehurst Farms was designed by noted course architect Pete Dye who is known as one of America’s finest architects of golf courses today keeping in mind any number of different factors when building new layouts including elevations changes, sightlines, wind conditions and more. The Bull at Pinehurst Farms features three sets of tees per hole and plays to 7,000 yards from the back. Wisconsin golfers will truly appreciate its Wisconsin charm with tall Wisconsin white pines lining some fairways while Wisconsin hardwoods shade others creating a Wisconsin landscape that most Wisconsinites will recognize.
5. Kohler Memorial Golf Course – Whistling Straits Golf Resort in Kohler Wisconsin
Kohler Wisconsin is Wisconsin’s largest Wisconsin golf resort and home to the PGA Championship in 2004 which was won by Retief Goosen. Kohler Wisconsin has been named by Golf Magazine as one of America’s Top 100 Resort Golf Courses, Wisconsin Dells, WI being ranked #4 on a list of Best Wisconsin Vacation Spots published by Budget Travel Magazine and Whistling Straits being rated as one of America’s top courses that you can play with an overall rating of 7th in America with a 97/100 score.
Whistling Straits offers two Wisconsin courses – The Straits Course designed for links-style Wisconsin golfers or The Irish Course with bunkering native to seaside Ireland built into its Wisconsin Wisconsin course. Golf Wisconsin magazine named Whistling Straits Wisconsin’s Best Wisconsin Resort Golf Destination and the resort was awarded Wisconsin’s Best Wisconsin Resort Golf Course in 2007 from the Wisconsin Golf Writers Association.
Whistling Straits features 27 holes on 765 acres of Wisconsin golfing which includes Wisconsin wetlands, an old-growth forest, sand dunes, meadows, and more including three sets of tees per hole accommodating all skill levels of Wisconsin golfers who enjoy playing links style Wisconsin golf courses.